1. kritter217's Avatar
    Well, all the really good lame passwords have already been mentioned - password, 1234 etc.

    How about people who think they are being really smart and use birthdays, anniversaries and/or middle names? Or the name of their dog?
    06-18-2009 07:18 AM
  2. odabashianr's Avatar
    OK, I constantly have to reset my password for all the banks and web sites. For some reason I have trouble remembering them. With this app, hey I just have to launch it and get the info. I have to make sure I remember the password for 1Password Pro
    06-18-2009 07:41 AM
  3. brettnolan's Avatar
    password and 1234 are definitely terrible ones. I'd love to get this program, as I hate having to constantly type in my passwords.
    06-18-2009 07:44 AM
  4. ben987654321's Avatar
    I work in a school and just to mention a few off the lame passwords people have attempted to use before i tell them to change them are :

    1. change or changeme
    2. The subject that they teach e.g. maths teacher- maths etc
    3. some other examples - food, blue, pink and cuddles which was sad. The reason for being sad was the poor girl couldnt remember how to spell the word and started crying so we changed it to one she could remember and a bit more secure and she was happy again. Bless her!

    06-18-2009 07:50 AM
  5. lagmefragme's Avatar
    all the 'good' lame passwords have already been mentioned. The worst I've seen actually used besides default and no passwords and the obligatory "password" and "1234" variations has been "changeme" and "******". One that a friend used was a combination of '1's and lower case 'L's (like "1ll1l11l"). So if he wrote it down it looked like all 1s or all 'l's or some terminal fonts display them identically as well.
    06-18-2009 07:53 AM
  6. tapdraw's Avatar
    The best is how people often write their passwords on a sitcky-note underneath the keyboard. Kindof defeats the purpose.

    Also, a story in The Week Magazine last week talked about USGov't computers being seriously breached because a large percentage of the employees used "password" or "Login" as their password. The secrets are out!
    06-18-2009 07:56 AM
  7. kirbini's Avatar
    Back in the day there was this show called the X-Files. hence this password became quite stupid:


    But apparently I've just aged myself.
    06-18-2009 07:56 AM
  8. PSM's Avatar
    My dad's password on his home Mac is "123456." Every time I do maintenance on his comp it makes me cringe, but I don't have the heart to tell him to change it.
    06-18-2009 08:00 AM
  9. flyingember's Avatar
    my boss had abc123 for a while. what's worse is he told me it
    06-18-2009 08:16 AM
  10. Ganlron's Avatar

    Funny enough, some of the "techs" here use that when creating accounts, and then "forget" to change it
    06-18-2009 08:26 AM
  11. redifrogger's Avatar
    I know it has been mentioned, but I think password is the most lame I've seen through the years.
    06-18-2009 08:31 AM
  12. BenS's Avatar
    Nothing quite as lame as using "username" and "password." Love it when the IT guys at work recommend an initial password like "pass1" and then just upping the number by one when forced to update password...definately trying to limit calls rather than have a secure password...
    06-18-2009 08:49 AM
  13. azure413's Avatar

    You don't even have to move your fingers!
    06-18-2009 08:54 AM
  14. jeremylittle's Avatar

    That's my name, I know, impossible to crack right?
    06-18-2009 08:57 AM
  15. castro719's Avatar
    I always get a kick out of ..... jomomma.
    06-18-2009 09:00 AM
  16. paulcb's Avatar
    password, 0000 or 1234 are all pretty lame.

    What was the girls password in the 1st National Treasure that Ben had to use to get into the secure area?
    06-18-2009 09:01 AM
  17. rich.ball's Avatar
    The worst I've seen in over 20 years has been this past winter. The client assigned VPN user names and password to the consultants, but did not allow them to change them. All consultant VPN passwords where '12345678'
    06-18-2009 09:02 AM
  18. Brettaron's Avatar
    One of the most dangerous: "admin"
    06-18-2009 09:08 AM
  19. rotchcrocket04's Avatar
    Has got to be:

    However (for my submission), the lamest I've known of someone using was simply their name.
    Her name: Rachel
    Her password: rachel

    Oh, props to 1Password. Been using it for a number of months now and I don't know how I did without it before... A+ app.
    06-18-2009 09:09 AM
  20. Axdrake's Avatar
    Everything I learned, I learned from the movies!


    "My voice is my password."

    Totally impossible to crack! (unless your Robert Redford)
    06-18-2009 09:19 AM
  21. Sloored's Avatar
    The lamest username/password combo that i have used is
    Username - Root
    Password - Tree
    06-18-2009 09:27 AM
  22. RIPNHL2005's Avatar
    Best one I have seen was used at my last job by a pretty big "Tough Guy"

    His password was.....Cocoa Puff

    06-18-2009 09:30 AM
  23. jaybirdz's Avatar
    I once was being lazy on a forum and rushed through the registration.

    Username: jay
    password: jay
    06-18-2009 09:40 AM
  24. zwienerdc's Avatar
    I dont know if this is already posted but I have seen passwordx where x is any number. I have also seen the persons first initial and last name or visa versa. And finally I have used forgotmypassword1 which was really stupid but was always easy to remember.
    06-18-2009 09:45 AM
  25. netsyd's Avatar
    No joke ... I've seen customers who have used root/root on their servers.

    (And these weren't mom and pop shops... you'd recognize some of these companies)
    06-18-2009 09:52 AM
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